Will Mediation Work for Everyone?
Whilst mediation works in many cases and can be an extremely positive experience, it will not work in all cases. If one party is unwilling to participate, is withholding information or if there is an unbalance of power it is unlikely to work. In this case the mediator will complete a form to say that court proceedings can be initiated.
Mediation itself is costly so if there is no possibility of an agreement it is simply adding to the expense of the divorce proceedings. However when successful it provides a far less traumatic way of resolving differences.